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Just lost one of our 6 month old hens. last two days she had
just lost one of our 6 month old hens. last two days she had been very inactive, sitting most of the time, not eating, not drinking, yellow to clear diarrhea, and regular feces, but not other symptoms… read more
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I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that we started about 6 to 7 weeks ago and need advice with one bird loosing feathers on her back. Normally her new wing feathers cover this area … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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She is limping and can barely apply pressure when she walks.
She is limping and can barely apply pressure when she walks. She is eating and drinking and active as much as possible. we are keeping her in the coop to limit her movement … read more
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I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home
I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home on Friday May 13. I have a 3 month old Barred Rock and have kept them separated but in adjacent coops. Last night, Sunday, May 15 I let both … read more
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4
I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4 1/2 year old Barred Rock has had knobby, swollen feet/toes, and a few small yellow bumps on a few toes since around April. Vet thought it mi… read more
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last
my once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last November. she has grown back most of her feathers , but most are down, fluffy, not shiny and real long, like before. her head, wings and t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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I have a hen who is feeling poorly, she seems weak and has
I have a hen who is feeling poorly, she seems weak and has yellow, greenish yolk caked around her vent. Could an egg have broken inside? What can I do. Flush her out with a turkey baster?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My 2-year olds black rock hens leg swelled up round the hock
My 2-year old's black rock hen's leg swelled up round the hock about 3 month's ago for no apparent reason. The swelling is now about the size of half a tennis ball and she cannot put her foot on the g… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
The bird is about 19 weeks old and has suffered some bullying
The bird is about 19 weeks old and has suffered some bullying following introduction into the coop. She is lethargic and holds her head to one side and quite low. She doesn't run or walk about like th… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of almost two year old Barred Rocks.
I have a small flock of almost two year old Barred Rocks. One hen had a wing that didn't lay against her body correctly but I could find nothing wrong with it. 10 days ago she started to limp so I pul… read more
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Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, I have a hen with a limp leg. She got down off of the
Hello, I have a hen with a limp leg. She got down off of the roost and wouldn't stand on it. I felt it and could not find any breaks or swollen areas. She cannot move it below the bend. Is it possible… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Forgive me if this is a double question (problems with the
Forgive me if this is a double question (problems with the first attempt). I have a 2 yr old Buckeye hen that has been particularly bothered by a recent heatwave we've had - she breaths heavier and lo… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
I have 3 backyard chickens which I brought inside the garage
I have 3 backyard chickens which I brought inside the garage in a large pet crate four days ago because of extreme weather conditions (Boston). I've been keeping things very clean with pine shavings. … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have three Barred Rock Hybrid hens in NC. One has become
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Dr. Elaine
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1,371 satisfied customers
Hen: feathers..1-3 wide along croup, breast bone to lower abdomen.
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I noticed that one of my chickens a Barred rock was very red under her wings the breasts area and the feathers were gone. She seems to fluff her feathers out a little but I saw it red and bald.… read more
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